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Trump Tax Plan Would Deal Long-Term Blow To Working- And Middle-Class Americans: 11/03/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The tax plan now under consideration by Congress is remarkable for its consistency: a raft of provisions that disproportionately benefit corporations and wealthy Americans and do little for poor, working- and middle-class people.

Here Are The Hard Numbers On The War In Afghanistan Trump Left Out Of His Speech: 08/22/2017

Mike Ludwig - truthout

Last night, President Trump was expected to announce that he would be sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, where the United States has been at war for 16 years and violence and corruption have become a way of life.

Budget Time!: 07/19/2017

Stacey Vanek Smith, Jacob Goldstein - NPR Planet Money

On today's show, we are going to explain every dollar the federal government spent last year — nearly $4 trillion — in 10 minutes.

How Much Has War Cost American Taxpayers Since 9/11? Estimates Are In The Trillions: 04/19/2017

Cameron Norsworthy - Romper

Volatile international relations between the United States and other nations have brought the possibility of war to the forefront of public discussion. 

The 10 Main Ways The Government Spends Your Tax Dollars: 04/18/2017

Sam Becker - Huffington Post

Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year. Even though a new administration is promising a wave of change, it’s still going to require a lot of money to keep the country running. 

This Is Where Your Tax Dollars Went: 04/18/2017

Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch

More than half of every dollar went to health care, military last year

Where Your Dollars Are Going: Why Some Antiwar Activists Are Withholding Taxes: 04/18/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - truthout

Among the marches, petitions and call-in campaigns that comprise much of the Trump resistance movement, one resistance tactic gets little attention: withholding taxes. 

Where Did Your 2016 Tax Dollars Go?: 04/18/2017

Lisa Wade, PhD - Sociological Images

More than 80% of the US federal government’s budget comes from payroll and income taxes. The National Priorities Project is dedicated to helping Americans understand how that money is spent. Here’s the data for 2016:

How Your Taxes Are Spent: 04/18/2017

Patrick Garvin - Boston Globe

For most taxpayers, Tuesday’s deadline for filing 2016 returns wasn’t all that stressful, despite the ridiculously complicated process that elected officials have for decades promised to simplify.

Why Tax Resistance Under Trump Needs Its Antiwar Edge: 04/12/2017

Frida Berrigan - truthout

Tax resistance, it seems, is having a moment.